Thief runs off with money from bank

      Update: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:43 p.m.:

      Officials at Columbia Public Schools confirmed Grant Elementary and Douglass High School went on a brief lockdown because of the bank robbery.

      The lockdown lasted about 15-20 minutes. The outside doors were locked during the lockdown.

      Original Story:

      Columbia police are on the lookout for a bank robber.

      Witnesses said a man entered Landmark Bank on North Garth just before 10 a.m. He handed the teller a note demanding money. The robber implied he had a weapon, but never showed one.

      The thief ran away from the bank with money. No one was hurt.

      Hereâ??s the description witnesses gave:

      -White male

      -About 5â??9 to 5â??10

      -160 to 170 pounds

      -Last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with glasses

      If anyone has any information about this robbery or saw anything suspicious youâ??re urged to call the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.